Accola-Lewis Residence

Bon Ton Historic District

A handsome oak stairway is the centerpiece of this beautifully crafted Queen Anne style home built circa 1905. Dr. Louis Safley, a Bozeman physician, may have been the original owner, but prominent Pass Creek rancher Louis Accola and his extended family are the first documented residents. Accola and his wife Fannie retired and moved to town as this home was ready for occupancy. From 1914 to the early 1940s the property belonged to grocer Miles P. Lewis and his wife Lola. Lewis soon retired from the grocery business to devote his time to ranching while his wife was a librarian. The corner landmark, likely adapted from pattern book plans, is a grand expression of Victorian era taste. Details including Roman Doric columns, open latticework, and leaded glass enrich the façade. The interior features 14-foot ceilings, fine wood finishing, and a grand bay window in the dining room. Distinctive purple stone and the original 1904 copper plate highlight the unusual gas fireplace while decoratively carved oak columns and beams complement the elegant stairway.

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402 South Third Street, Bozeman, Montana ~ Private